Every week I buy the Sunday Times to work my brain and take a little bit of positivity into the following week; I read an article by John Mooney for the Sunday Times yesterday which is of real relevance to Alarm Installers and householders who have put in a simple Alarm system that is externally monitored,
Extract from article
Monitored Alarm Systems installed in homes, shops and businesses are being ‘blocked’ by organized crime gangs using electronic devices. The devices known as GSM jammers, emit a powerful signal that blocks intruder alerts sent by alarm systems to monitoring stations.
One jamming device recently seized by Gardaí was capable of blocking all phone, text and data traffic in an entire housing estate
‘Jamming devices could be defeated by alarm systems that rely on radio signals, rather than GSM, to communicate with monitoring stations’
Food for thought!
PS: GSM = Global System for Mobile Communications